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Nashville Brewing Company
IndustryAlcoholic beverage
Headquarters2312 Clifton Avenue
Nashville, Tennessee
United States
ProductsEuropean style lager beer
OwnerScott R. Mertie

The Nashville Brewing Company was started in 2016 by beer historian Scott R. Mertie,[1] who had written a history of the Nashville brewing industry a decade earlier.[2] Previously, the Nashville Brewing Company was a beer-maker located in Nashville, Tennessee, now renamed Gerst Brewing Company.[3][4][1][2][5]


Local businessman and beer historian, Scott R. Mertie, wrote a book on Nashville's Brewing History, which was published in 2006. It spanned from the early 18th century to the modern day micro-breweries in Nashville.[2] In 2011, Mertie coordinated with the Metro-Nashville Historical Commission to erect a Historical Marker where the Nashville Brewing Company/Gerst Brewing Company once operated.[1]

In 2016, the Nashville Brewing Company was restarted by Mertie, who partnered with long-time friend Kent Taylor to have the historical European-style lagers brewed by Blackstone Brewing Company, Nashville's oldest craft-brewery, having been established in 1994.[5] They made an intense study of the production methods of the original company in order to produce the same lager beers that the immigrants would have brewed in the late 1800s.[5]

In May 2018, the revived company won a silver medal at the prestigious World Beer Cup for its Nashville Lager, in the Munich Helles category.[6][7] In September of the same year, the company won a bronze medal in the 2018 Great American Beer Festival competition's kellerbier/zwickelbier category for its NashZwickel, an unfiltered lager.[8][7] The brewery has won numerous other awards for their traditional lagers.

In April 2019, the brewery was among the handful of local breweries to be featured in a Sports Illustrated piece, "The NFL Draft (Beer) Guide: Getting a taste of draft host Nashville's Craft Brewery Scene", published in conjunction with the 2019 NFL Draft in Nashville.[9]

In May 2019, Mertie and Vanderbilt University anthropology professor John Janusek used ground-penetrating radar to map the area beneath downtown Nashville's 6th Avenue South, in an attempt to locate tunnels and cellars thought to have been used by the original Nashville Brewing Company, and its successor, the William Gerst Brewing Company.[10][11] The results of that search will determine whether the Vanderbilt University anthropology department will begin an archaeological excavation.[10][4]


All of Nashville Brewing Company's beers are brewed in accordance with the Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law of 1516. These traditional lagers are brewed with barley malt and hops, which are imported from Europe.


Nashville Original Lager Category: Munich Helles/Bavarian Helles

  • Silver - 2018 World Beer Cup [6][7]
  • Gold - 2019 Can Can Awards
  • Gold - 2018 Can Can Awards
  • Bronze - 2017 Can Can Awards
  • Silver - 2019 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars
  • Silver - 2018 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars
  • Gold - 2017 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars

NashZwickel Category: (Kellerbier-Zwickelbier)

Nashville Festbier Category: (Oktoberfest-Märzen)

  • Gold - 2019 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars
  • Gold - 2018 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars

Nashville Bock Beer Category: (Bock Beer)

  • Gold - 2019 All About Beer Magazine's Beer Army Beer Wars


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Chamberlain, Chris (May 9, 2017). "One of Nashville's Newest Beers Is Also One of Its Oldest". Nashville Scene.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Scott R. Mertie, Nashville Brewing (Arcadia Publishing; 2006).
  3. Chris Chamberlain, Nashville Beer: A Heady History of Music City Brewing (The History Press; 2014), p. 6-9.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Hilt, Eric (May 8, 2019). "Beer historian, archaeologist team in high-tech search for 19th century beer cellars". NewsChannel 5.
  5. 5.0 5.1 5.2 Williams, William (November 15, 2016). "Local beer expert jumpstarts Nashville Brewing Co". Nashville Post.
  6. 6.0 6.1 Chamberlain, Chris (May 14, 2018). "Fat Bottom Brewing Celebrates Its World Cup of Beer Wins With a Party at City Tap". Nashville Scene.
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 "Nashville Brewing Co. beer wins award". Nashville Post. September 28, 2018.
  8. 8.0 8.1 "Great American Beer Festival 2018 Winners List" (PDF). Great American Beer Festival. Retrieved June 9, 2019.
  9. Lowrey, Lauren (April 25, 2019). "Local craft breweries get spotlight during NFL Draft". WSMV-TV.
  10. 10.0 10.1 Mojica, Adrian (May 8, 2019). "Brewery historian, Vandy professor to search for historic beer tunnels under Nashville". WZTV.
  11. "Crews looking for hidden beer cellars in downtown". WSMV-TV. May 13, 2019.

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